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BJP to meet Chief Election Commissioner, complain about West Bengal government blocking its rallies

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 03, 2019, 10.23 PM (IST)

A delegation of senior BJP leaders have decided to meet Chief Election Commissioner on Monday to register a complaint about West Bengal government blocking rallies of senior party leaders in the state.

The move has come after the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee denied permission for the landing of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's chopper in the state on Sunday.

Following the denial, Adityanath addressed rallies via video link at Raiganj and Balurghat in the state.

"The TMC government didn't allow me to come and meet you all. That is why I had to resort to Digital India of Modi-ji to address you. This TMC government is anti-people, anti-democratic and have compromised with national security," PTI quoted Adityanath as saying.

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The West Bengal government had earlier in January also refused landing permission to BJP president Amit Shah's chopper. The government had cited ongoing "upgradation" of the Malda area.

Shah was however granted permission later to address a rally.

 

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The move has come after the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee denied permission for the landing of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's chopper in the state on Sunday.